Over 40’s Eye Care
The natural ageing process means that the eyes cannot maintain the same level of vision throughout our life. Around the age of 45, everybody’s eyesight begins to alter. You find close tasks harder to focus on and have to push things further away. You need more light to be able to read and you may even find yourself getting headaches when reading or using a computer screen. This is a perfectly normal process called Presbyopia and is caused by the natural lens in your eye not being able to flex as it once did, resulting in near vision becoming blurred. It is easily solved by using reading glasses, or special multifocal spectacles such as Varifocals or Bifocals.
The ageing process in the eyes does bring with it certain changes. The optical structures in the eyes become more opaque, leaving us needing more light to see clearly, especially if there are any cataract changes happening to the natural lens in the eye. The pupils of the eyes become smaller often making it more difficult to see especially at night. Floaters increase with age causing ‘blobs’ to swim through the field of view. Often people find they eyes seem to be dryer and more uncomfortable either on waking or last thing at night. Diseases of the eyes are also more common, such as Glaucoma, Diabetes, and Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Most people have very few problems with their eyes; but by using the correct glasses, having regular eye tests at your local Leightons Opticians, and by being aware of any changes happening to your eyes and eyesight, you can help us, help you look after your eyes.